Patents by Inventor Henry F. Hope

Henry F. Hope has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5102752
    Abstract: A solid state polymer electrolyte composite which is formed by impregnating an electrically non-conductive fibrous net with a liquid, ion-conductive polymer, and curing the polymer to form a solid state or semi-solid state electrolyte composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 5066554
    Abstract: Protection of anodes in alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal batteries is provided by covering the exposed side of the anode with a plastic film or metal foil that is coated with an adhesive composition, which plastic film and adhesive may be anhydrous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 5057651
    Abstract: Lightweight electroconductive wire which includes a strip of lithium metal with copper connectors at each end, and encapsulated within a layer of moisture proof aluminum foil, which has an anhydrous glue coating with an outer encapsulating layer of insulating plastic tape that has a coating of adhesive retaining it on the foil. The copper contacts extend outside the layer of tape and are plated with metal that is non reactive with lithium at contact with the lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 5057385
    Abstract: Battery packaging construction for batteries of flat configuration which includes a first layer of heat sealable plastic coated metal foil. A battery on top of the first layer with a second layer of heat sealable plastic coated metal foil on top of and facing the battery which plastic layers are heat sealed under vacuum. An optional frame may surround the battery on top of the second layer, which frame is adhesively secured to the second layer, filler material is placed around the frame and the foil and cured by ultra violet light or electron beam, a third layer is adhesively secured to the frame and a label layer is placed on the third layer.Terminals of flat metal foil extend from the battery out between the first and second foil layers over and under the base and are secured to the bottom layer. An elongated base plate may optionally be provided which has the layer of adhesively secured foil on the bottom, and the first layer of adhesively secured foil on the top surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, deceased, by Hazel Hope, executrix, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 5053295
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lightweight solderless connector for use as an internal cell connector in an alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal battery, wherein the connector includes a core of alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal such as lithium metal in flat foil form, which has been encapsulated inside a layer of insulating plastic film such as polyester or polypropylene, with an adhesive coating therebetween, which is preferably anhydrous adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 5006431
    Abstract: A solid state polymer electrolyte which is formed by mixing an ultraviolet light or electronbeam curable epoxide based polymer with an electrolyte and curing the mixture whereby the polymer cross links and forms a solid state or semi-solid state electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4960655
    Abstract: Lightweight alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal batteries which have a base current collector and carrier that includes a base of carbon or graphite and a coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4888206
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a substrate with alkaline or alkaline earth metals is disclosed. The apparatus includes a reservoir to contain a melt of the metal, means for breaking the melt into fine droplets, and means for advancing a substrate having a surface to be coated along a path past the means for breaking the melt into fine droplets which contact the surface and provide a coating of the desired thickness. The apparatus coats the substrate in a pure inert gas environment. Use of the above apparatus provides a method for coating an alkaline or an alkaline earth metal onto a substrate to be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4861690
    Abstract: Lightweight batteries which have electrodes that include a base current collector and carrier of carbon fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4816357
    Abstract: The contact area of the anode of lithium batteries with the electrolyte is substantially increased by deposition of minute lithium particles on the anode base layer to form an irregular layer in contact with the electrolyte which reduces the manufacturing cost and increases the contact area which increases the ion exchange between the lithium particles and the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4808496
    Abstract: Electrodes for a solid-state battery at least one of which comprises a layer of ionic and electronic conductive polymer spheres. Each polymer sphere consists of an active electrode material core encapsulated in an ionically and electronically conductive polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: MHB Joint Venture
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4794059
    Abstract: Lightweight solid state rechargeable alkaline metal or alkaline earth metal batteries which includes a base current collector and carrier of carbon fibre construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4791456
    Abstract: A photographic printer apparatus is provided, with quick change self-threading magazines of photographic material which enables use of different widths and types of photographic material at the input of the printer apparatus. A cutter station is positioned within the printer console adjacent the magazine input, where roll material is pre-cut to the desired size of the photographic print to be made before being exposed. Transport systems are provided in the console for vacuum guidance and positioning of the photographic material while it is being cut and for accurately positioning the photographic material opposite a first exposure station for exposure, and for transporting the piece of photographic material to a second exposure station or for storage and subsequent processing or to a continuously running processor adapted to develop, and wash and dry the previously exposed photographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4657378
    Abstract: A color printing control system for making prints from negatives having a color printer and a microprocessor. The output of photocells which read color negatives is applied to the microprocessor enabling it to calculate print time signals. These signals are applied, for example, to paddles and move them into the light path to terminate light exposure. A print test probe reads the density of the prints and is coupled to the microprocessor and forms a feedback loop which allows the microprocessor to adjust its internal values. In this manner, color balancing is performed and prints made from over and underexposed negatives have the same density as properly exposed negatives, without knowledge of paper characteristics and without operator setup calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Hope Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope, David Fidelman
  • Patent number: 4576883
    Abstract: A cathode for a solid-state lithium battery comprising a layer of polymer spheres. Each polymer sphere consists of a vanadium oxide core encapsulated in an ionically and electronically conductive polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4561924
    Abstract: An automatic splicer is provided which is coupled to a continuous running processor. Short strips of roll film are inserted into the splicer and are automatically spliced together as they are advanced through the splicer. When no film is ready to be processed a leader is automatically spliced to the last roll of film to be processed. When the last roll of film is passed through the processor, the system may be placed on standby or stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4526462
    Abstract: A color printing control system for making prints from negatives having a color printer and a microprocessor. The output of photocells which read color negatives is applied to the microprocessor enabling it to calculate print time signals. These signals are applied, for example, to paddles and move them into the light path to terminate light exposure. A print test probe reads the density of the prints and is coupled to the microprocessor and forms a feedback loop which allows the microprocessor to adjust its internal values. In this manner, color balancing is performed and prints made from over and underexposed negatives have the same density as properly exposed negatives, without knowledge of paper characteristics and without operator setup calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Hope Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope, David Fidelman
  • Patent number: 4357110
    Abstract: Mixing apparatus is described in which a plurality of chemical materials are to be incorporated in a carrier liquid, which may be a solvent, such as water, and which is quantitatively predominant, some of the chemical materials being incompatible if brought together directly, or in a wrong sequence, or which are difficult to combine, the materials being combined in the desired proportions in a cascaded arrangement of liquid filled chambers, the respective materials in the desired proportions preferably being supplied from separate sources of materials by pumps, the delivery of the carrier liquid being to a first mixing chamber to which a first chemical material is supplied, the contents of the first mixing chamber being delivered to a second mixing chamber to which another material is supplied, with provisions to prevent back flow, the fluid from the second mixing chamber being delivered to a third mixing chamber to which another chemical material may be added, with additional mixing chambers and pumps as des
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4351613
    Abstract: Tanks for mixing apparatus are described in which one or more chemical materials are to be incorporated in a carrier liquid, which may be a solvent, such as water, and which is quantitatively predominant, some of the chemical materials being incompatible if brought together directly, or in a wrong sequence, or which are difficult to combine, the materials preferably being combined in the desired proportions in a cascaded arrangement of liquid filled chambers, the respective materials in the desired proportions preferably being supplied from separate sources of materials by pumps, the delivery of the carrier liquid being to a first mixing chamber in the tank to which a first chemical material is supplied, additional and successive mixing chambers being provided, if desired, the tanks being constructed of synthetic plastic material molded to provide a body to receive partition walls for attachment to the body, and a cover preferably transparent and molded to receive the partition walls, the cover preferably hav
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4332483
    Abstract: Mixing apparatus is described in which a plurality of chemical materials are to be incorporated in a carrier liquid, which may be a solvent, such as water, and which is quantitatively predominant, some of the chemical materials being incompatible if brought together directly, or in a wrong sequence, or which are difficult to combine, the materials being combined in the desired proportions in a cascaded arrangement of liquid filled chambers, the respective materials in the desired proportions preferably being supplied from separate sources of materials by pumps, the delivery of the carrier liquid being to a first mixing chamber to which a first chemical material is supplied, the contents of the first mixing chamber being delivered to a second mixing chamber to which another material is supplied, the fluid from the second mixing chamber being delivered to a third mixing chamber to which another chemical material may be added, with additional mixing chambers and pumps as desired to accommodate additional chemica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope